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pot of spanish rice
Spanish Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins

How to make classic Spanish rice on the stove top

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Spanish
Keyword: white rice
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Julia
  • 2 Tbp avocado oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 cups chicken broth or water
  • 2 Tbsp butter or ghee
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 Tbsp salsa optional
  1. Heat the avocado oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes.

  2. Add the garlic, white rice, chili powder, and dried basil. Cook and stir constantly for 2 minutes.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan, starting with the broth. Bring mixture to a full boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook 15 minutes (or the amount of time recommended on your package of rice), or until liquid is absorbed.

  4. Remove rice from the heat and fluff it with a fork (or carefully stir). Place cover back on the pot and allow it to sit an additional 5 to 10 minutes.

  5. Serve alongside your entree of choice.